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DRAKE, SAMUEL GARDNER. (1798-1875). AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN AND ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. - Autograph Letter Signed by the Founder of the New England Genealogical Society Samuel Gardner Drake, Thanking E.H. Mudge for His Subscription to the Society's Periodical and Expressing His Regrets at Bassett's Cancellation.

Boston, MA: August 24, 1854. 1854. - Over 107 words penned on 8 inch high by 5 inch wide light blue watermarked paper. The founder of the New England Genealogical Society and editor of it's periodical the "Register", Samuel Gardner Drake , thanks E.H. Mudge for his subscription. Informed that Mr. Bassett is "declining to take the Reg.r" he expresses his regret at losing a good subscriber "He has been a good subscriber, & I am sorry to lose him." He asks Mudge to let Mr. Bassett know that "as all but one number of the present year have been sent him in good faith, I hope it will not discommode him to go through this year which the conditions of publication require." Signed "Saml. G. Drake". There is a light stain to the bottom left corner of the letter and discoloration from a paper clip to the top edge. The top left corner is creased. Very good. Samuel Gardner Drake [1798-1875] was an American antiquarian who established an antiquarian bookstore in Boston in 1828--the first of its kind in the United States. He was one of the founders of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and was its president in 1958. Drake was also the editor of the Society's publication, the "Register", which was issued quarterly. Very good .
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25 | JP¥ 3838] Booknumber: 96650

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